All about threes in offensive choices

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:28 AM ET

So many decisions, so little time.

With Edmonton Eskimo training camp starting Sunday and the final pre-season game on June 21, here is an offensive camp preview.

3 BATTLES TO WATCH

Running Back: It's Ron McClendon's job to lose to Josh Ranek.

Receiver: Jason Tucker has a job. After that, it's wide open. Watch newcomers Pat Johnson, Fred Stamps and Taco Wallace.

Right Guard: It's Canadian Kevin Lefsrud vs. American Raleigh Roundtree. If Lefsrud wins, it's an all-Canadian line, meaning a major ratio change. But Roundtree played very well down the stretch last year.

"I am looking forward to getting out of camp with the best five (linemen) available," said Maciocia. "You need to be open-minded."

3 CFL VETERANS ON THE BUBBLE

SB Mookie Mitchell: Can the wily 35-year-old veteran hold off a new batch of promising recruits?

QB Jason Johnson: Extremely likable, but in a near impossible position. Unless there's an injury, highly touted Steven Jyles and Stefan LeFors likely stick.

RB Josh Ranek: Not familiar with the offensive line or known to the coaches, he's facing a tougher climb than McClendon.

3 QUESTIONS TO PONDER

1. Who wins the main non-import receiving job - Pat Woodcock or Kamau Peterson?

The loser likely goes home.

2. What will the Eskimos do with three punters at the end of camp?

3. Will receiver Trevor Gaylor become a consistent receiving threat?

NOTES: Tony Tompkins is still the front-running candidate to win the returner job, but watch speedy No. 33 Vince Strang.


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